人心不改，哪有和平？If the heart doesn't change, how can be peace?
裝置構想/尺寸因場地而定/2023 Installation concept/Dimensions vary depending on site/2023
This year, the Ukrainian-Russian war, North Korea's missile test, and China's military exercises have triggered global turmoil, inflation everywhere, economic sluggishness, and world peace is crumbling. Wikipedia defines "peace" as the absence of violent conflict or the fear of violence. If the conflict continues to escalate, if the conflict is turned against each other by force at every turn, and finally resolved by nuclear weapons, innocent people will fall into endless suffering, and the earth will surely die in the future!
Daisaku Ikeda, President of the Soka Gakkai International, said: "The two world wars broke out in the twentieth century, and hundreds of millions of people suffered from purgatory on earth. The reason for this is that people themselves must change and become compassionate people. If people lack compassion and remain selfish, the world cannot improve.” To eradicate war, we must first eradicate the leaders’ hearts. War is cruel. As an artist, I paint conflicts between people, express the tension of interlaced limbs, describe the cruelty of war with dark red, express anti-war appeals, and promote the idea of peace. I further expanded it into an installation art, and wanted to present a luxurious room of a communist leader. The above oil paintings of mine were hung on the wall, referring to the owner’s advocacy of violence. Doing all the bad things during the day and not sleeping peacefully at night, I asked: How can he sleep peacefully if his heart doesn't change?
飛越時光步道Flying through time trail
裝置構想/尺寸因場地而定/2018 Installation concept/Dimensions vary depending on site/2018
The most beautiful green belt in Taipei City is Dunhua South Road. However, how to make it even better depends on creating new highlights.
1. In terms of aesthetics, when people float in the sky or look down at the ground with the eyes of God, everything becomes beautiful in an instant, which is caused by the beauty caused by distance.
2. In terms of trends, the recent crazy construction of walking trails in various countries around the world is nothing more than people’s admiration for nature and their love for outdoor leisure.
Three, just build
Generally speaking, the pace of urban renewal in Taipei is too slow and needs the stimulation of new and beautiful architectural hardware. My idea is to extend the existing walkway under the tree to the tree. The air on the tree is better, the noise is relatively small, and more importantly, the view is better. The double psyche of quickly returning to reality. Especially in the evening when there is no sunshine and the temperature is comfortable, and the lanterns are on until the evening, it is the best time to go for a walk outdoors. I shaped it with musical notes as a whole, so I named it Feile Time Trail. Playing music along the way can make passers-by feel happy and soften the tension of Taipei's busy traffic. We hope to use lightweight, stable, and beautiful high-tech steel components to create a road in the sky that is like traveling through a time tunnel.
時光林告別了 Time Lin farewell
裝置構想/尺寸因場地而定/2018 Installation concept/Dimensions vary depending on site/2018
I remember when I passed by a coffin shop on my way to school, I always thought there was a dead person inside, so I ran through it. The smell of mixed fir and paint is still deeply in my memory. It wasn’t until after I became a believer that I attended the farewell ceremony, served as a celebrant, and chanted sutras in front of the body, that I became accustomed to people’s death. Nichiren Daishonin said: "Learn about dying first, and then learn about other things." Is it because we have to face death squarely before we can think about what kind of life we want to live? Life is limited and hard-earned. Don’t waste your time. Use the remaining time to maximize your value. This device not only wants to tell the world not to wait for time to run out before regretting it, but also does not shy away from presetting my farewell ceremony for myself. In front of the funeral, dry flowers and trees are arranged, and dead trees are erected behind, symbolizing the withering of life; chanting music is played in the venue to create a mournful atmosphere; there is no vulgarity and noise, but an elegant and solemn farewell style. The coffin was not placed after the death, but the dead wood stretched to the sky, and the clock combined with the ashes was suspended under it, blooming twilight; 25 hours were engraved on the clock face, and the hands kept turning, giving full play to the last remaining value, in addition to allowing future generations to remember , and record that in the second half of my life, I have 25 hours a day and a spirit of unremitting struggle to create new beauty.
20210302運命時光 Destiny Time
This world is full of various dual forces, such as yang and yin, good and evil, lightness and darkness, beauty and ugliness, destiny and fate, buddha and demon, etc. Although they are relative, I think they are complementary and integral.
This installation using ready-made objects is a question about whether congenital fate can be changed. It uses potted plants to transform ordinary bonsai into art, and displays books about life in the shop, such as the Dharma of the Great Sage of Nichiren. Through acquired practice, we can eliminate people's negative fate, create a positive and optimistic attitude, and then achieve a change in destiny.
20210218枯木時光 Deadwood Time
This installation is my third piece of work, using ready-made objects to combine and complete, mainly discussing the relationship between innate destiny and acquired destiny. Although most people believe that fate governs a person's life and cannot be changed, it is like the cultivation of potted plants that can transform an ordinary sapling into art. If people just leave it to destiny to make arrangements, and life is not just implemented according to the heavenly version, then what is the fun? With the inspiration of external forces, it is possible to touch the inner change and achieve the transformation of fate. It is possible to use potted plants to transform art.
20200911舞台時光 The Stage
2020 / 錄像裝置 Video Installation / 260 x 125 x 240 cm（長x寬x高）/ 2'08'
In modern times, the stage is a space for performance and competition. It often wanders between reality and nothingness. When people are indulging in the moment of performance or chasing honor and fame, the stage is a real. However when the song ends, the lights go out. It becomes a silent field. The stage is an indispensable moment in life, and it is also a time of drama that makes people love and hate.
舞台時光 The Stage
鯉躍龍門時光 Li Yue Long Men - Never give up
In Chinese legend, the carp spends its life trying to swim up the Yellow River and jump over Dragon ‘s Gate every year. At the source of the river is a great roaring waterfall, few carp are capable or brave enough for the final leap over the waterfall. If a carp successfully makes the jump, it would be rewarded and transformed into a powerful dragon. Thus, the image of a carp jumping over Dragon’s Gate is a Chinese cultural symbol for courage, perseverance, and accomplishment. Now, the expression is used to communicate that if a person works hard and diligently, success will one day be achieved."
Life comes with many challenges and competitions. We need to put our best efforts to make a success. The creative process of this work is full of obstacles. At the beginning, creativity is not supported. The government’s subsidy fails, the fundraising of the printed album is insufficient, the production encounters many problems, and the process of finding partners are not going well. However I don’t give up and overcome difficulties, it was finally completed as scheduled and participated in the exhibition.